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Tarmac & Ashphalt Driveways in Manchester

Tarmac & Asphalt are a hard wearing traditional sustainable solution providing quality hard standing and parking for vehicles and cars. Suitable for domestic, commercial and residential applications you can be sure that we can supply a Tarmac or Ashpalt Driveway to suit both your property and needs.

What is Tarmac & Asphalt?

Tarmac is a combination of both hot tar and crushed stone which is applied in hot form and then rolled to a smooth surface using either a a manual or machine applied roller. Tarmac produces a strong, durable, water resistant finish which enables a long life and duration as a surface material. Asphalt which is often confused with Tarmac is a mix of Asphaltic Cement and Grit or Sand and is an extremely hard wearing surface. However Asphalt is rarely economical for small areas and is mainly reserved and used for larger commercial areas.

Can I have a Tarmac Driveway at my property?

Yes of course! The main factor in the installation cost will be dependant on your current surface materials at your property. One of our driveway surveyors will be happy to advise you on the options available and explain any preliminary excavation or base coat preparation works that would be required prior to installing a Tarmac Surface. Tarmac is a very versatile material and can provide an attractive hard standing in almost any setting.

Do I need Planning Permission to install a Tarmac Surface?

No. Planning permission for driveways and hard standings are concerned primarily with drainage as not providing adequate drainage to a driveway or hard standing can create additional stress upon street drainage systems and can also cause damp within a property due to standing surface water. Therefore when installing a Tarmac Surface we will always install adequate drainage in the form of Aco drains from which surface water will be expelled towards the nearest gully or drain therefore avoiding the need for planning applications.

Is a Tarmac Slippery when wet?

No. Tarmac is manufactured from Tar and Crushed Stone and provides a textured grip under foot and vehicle traffic. Moss and debris should be removed by washing seasonally in order to keep the surface grip satisfactory.

Do weeds grow through a Tarmac Surface?

No. This is a common misconception. A properly installed Tarmac Surface will not allow weeds to grow through it. Most people confuse weeds with the moss that grows on top of the surface. As with all hard standings maintenance must be carried out seasonally such as power washing and regular sweeping in order to maintain the product quality and integrity.

Is a Tarmac Surface high or low maintenance? How is a Tarmac Surface maintained?

A Tarmac Surface is classed as a low maintenance surface covering. Regular jet washing, removal of moss, sweeping and seasonal good quality sealing is all that is required to keep your Tarmac Surface looking it's best.

Can I install a Tarmac Driveway myself?

Of course, however many DIY installations fail due to inadequate preparation of the Sub Base and shortcuts surrounding excavation works. Particular attention should be paid to locating of underground services such as Gas, Electricity and Water mains. 

I'm sold! How do I get in touch?

Call us on 0161 706 0607 to book an appointment with one of our Driveway Surveyors today to discuss your Tarmac Driveway requirements!

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